Motorola Retires CP/CM/PR/PM Analog-Only 2-Way Radios

Most Analog-only Models Cancelled As Digital Prices DropCP110, CP200, CM Mobile

All CP110 analog radio models including the MURS license-free version can no longer be ordered from Motorola. The CP110 joins the CP200, CP200 XLS, and PR400 analog–only portables that also ended production. Only a few Intrinsically-safe PR 400 portables will be available until June of 2015.

Analog-only CM200, CM300, and PM400 mobile models have also been retired.and are no longer available. Replacement accessories will continue to be available and depot repair support remains for now.

There have been no announcements about the future of the analog-only BPR40, CP185, and VL50 radios. We would not be surprised to see them retired next year.

Complete List of Motorola Analog Models Cancelled

Cancelled CP110, CP110m Portable Models

CP110

Cancelled CP200, CP200 XLS, PR400 Portable Models

Cancelled Analog only Radios

Cancelled CM200, CM300, PM400 Mobile Models

Cancelled Analog only Radios

New Digital Capable Models Provide Analog Operation

The MOTOTRBO CP200d, SL300, XPR 3000, CM200d, CM300d, and XPR 2500 are the best replacements when adding radios to your radio fleet. They can be programmed with analog for compatibility with your existing system but you wont have to replace them when you move to digital.

How To Text Message Using Vertex Standard 2-Way Digital Radios

All Vertex EVX-530, 5300, and 5400 Series Have Texting Capability

Digital DMR eVerge radios have text message capability for discreet communications and reducing voice traffic. Texting can improve efficiency on a busy channel and provides an acknowledgement the message was received.

Vertex eVerge Model Comparison

The non-display EVX-531 and numeric display EVX-5300 are limited to 3 “send-only” pre-programmed messages. The full display models can store up to 24 predefined 32-character messages. SMS text messages can be sent to individual radios or groups with the press of a single button. Sending texts to a cell phone is not possible.

Steps to Send and Receive Pre-Programmed Messages

 EVX-534/539 Text Message StepsSending With EVX-534/539 Display Radio

  1. Press assigned button for TEXT MSG mode, INBOX appears
  2. Scroll menu with A/B keys, select SEL MSG, press D for OK
  3. Scroll with A/B keys for message, press D key for OK
  4. Select SEND, press D key for OK

Receiving A Text Message

  1. Press assigned button for TEXT MSG mode, INBOX appears
  2. Most recent text message is displayed
  3. To view sender, select TEXT MSG mode button
  4. Delete by selecting TEXT MSB button again, select Y, D or save by pressing C button

Vertex eVerge Texting Instructional Video

For additional info about texting, download Vertex Text Messaging Fact Sheet

Magnum Electronics Presents Wireless Communications Technology for Construction Market

ABC Delaware Chapter Brings Construction Technology Event to Sussex County

Associated Builders and Contractors DE ChapterABC Delaware chapter members and guests can see the latest in construction technology by attending the Kent/Sussex Dinner Meeting on December 11, 2014. The event starts at 5:00 pm at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. Registration is required and non-members are invited.

Mobile Workforce  Productivity Enhancements Using Wireless Communications

We will have hands-on demonstrations of the following equipment:

  • Magnum AVL GPS fleet and asset tracking showing locations, stops, arrival/departure times from a smartphone
  • Cradlepoint 3G/4G modems for on the job internet access and office backup
  • Panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad rugged computers you can use outdoors in direct sunlight or rain that will survive a 5 ft drop
  • Motorola MOTOTRBO SL300 digital 2-way job site radios with long battery life
  • 3M Peltor hearing protection for the job site – win a set of the new TEP-100 electronic earplugs!

For more information contact the ABC Delaware Chapter or download the registration form.

Globalstar Announces Q4 2014 $250 Satellite Phone Rebate

Valid for Sat-Fi, GSP-1700, and GSP-2900 Until 1/4/15

Satphone Q4 2014 $250 RebateNow new and existing Globalstar customers are eligible for a $250 rebate with the purchase of a Sat-Fi, GSP-1700, or GSP-2900 satellite phone with a qualifying 12 month airtime plan. This promo is effective immediately and continues until January 4, 2015.

All Orbit and Galaxy post-paid plans are eligible except the Orbit 10 and Galaxy 120. There is a limit of 3 phones per customer.

The rebate represents 50% off the price of a new GSP-1700 hand-held satphone and 25% off the new Globalstar Sat-Fi hotspot. Whether you are in public-safety, emergency management, oil and gas, or the marine market, it’s a perfect time to purchase.

Globalstar’s new satellites provide clear voice communications using a US based telephone number. Access to the internet is also easy with the fastest satellite speeds available.

Visit our Globalstar info with products and pricing or call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST.

Download the Globalstar Q4 2014 Rebate Form

New Motorola SL300 2-Way Digital Radio Designed for Commercial Business

MOTOTRBO SL300 is Lightweight and Provides Long Battery Life

Motorola announced the SL300, a new low cost digital 2-way radio compatible withSL300 Front Side Views MOTOTRBO DMR conventional communications systems. Available in UHF soon, there is a 2 channel model and 99 channel version with display. Both can be programmed with digital or analog frequencies allowing for easier migration.

The radio provides 3 watts output in digital mode and 2 watts if using analog. The 2300 mAh battery life is rated for up to 15 hours when using digital and uses a Micro-USB charger. A new patented stubby antenna design and  “Range Max Technology” provide enough coverage for most facilities. The IP54 SL300 can also be used with a conventional repeater.

UHF models are now in stock and VHF is expected to start shipping at the end of November.

New Active View LED Matrix Display Technology

The optional display radio includes 99 channels and a LED matrix behind the case. The LED’s turn on automatically and off to conserve battery life. Glare is minimized and displays will no longer scratch or crack. The radio will display channel number or alias, battery status, and other functions as shown below.

MOTOTRBO SL300 Display Dunctions

Compatible With MOTOTRBO Digital Voice Features

SL300 is designed for commercial applications needing basic digital and analog voice features. It supports emergency using the one available programmable side button. With standard MOTOTRBO CPS, you can program channel announcement, lone worker, radio inhibit and remote monitor (decode), MDC1200, VOX, and scan.

Download Motorola Datasheet SL300

 

Cradlepoint Provides Automatic Network Failover with 3G/4G Broadband

Wireless 4G for Branch Offices and Backup Redundancy

As cloud computing continues to grow so does the dependence on internet access. “Internet failures” will cripple productivity for an office full of workers or abruptly stop a retail store from processing customer credit cards.

Cradlepoint 4G router for network backupCradlepoint has low cost 3G/4G wireless routers for automatic failover to provide backup for your existing internet service provider (ISP).

Cellular 4G provides speeds faster than DSL and can provide primary support for branch offices, jobsite trailers, and retail locations requiring broadband access.

Cradlepoint 3G/4G routers support LTE, HSPA+, and EVDO Rev A. Theoretical downlink rates for LTE can be up to 100 Mbps but depends on signal strength and other things. They can be ordered for use with any of the major cellular carriers including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 and CBA750 3G/4G Routers

Wireless 3G/4G WiFi Router The ARC MBR1400 includes 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz WiFi and supports advanced security features including VPN,VLAN, and WAN Affinity. There are 5 Ethernet ports and it supports up to 128 WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n) at the same time. Four SSID’s can be programmed to separate mission-critical traffic.

The ARC CBA750B provides an easy plug and play failover 4G to Ethernet IP Failover Routersolution without WiFi for simplified PCI compliance. It includes antennas, uses Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), and has one 10/100 LAN port to attach an Ethernet device.  It can be also used for a primary 4G connection for kiosks.

The included paddle antennas work surprisingly well. We have been able to access LTE speeds from locations with no smartphone 4G signal. There are also optional outsidemagnetic and directional antennas that improve signal strength and throughput.

Magnum Electronics Elevated to Sterling Partner Level

After significant technical training coupled with sales results, Magnum Electronics has been elevated to the Sterling Partner level. We have been impressed with Cradlepoint and like their CradleCare advanced replacement and emergency 24 x7 technical support option.

Monitoring a number of Cradlepoint devices is easy with their Enterprise Cloud Management option. ECM allows remote diagnostics, firmware upgrades, and troubleshooting without the expense of an on-site IT service call.

To discuss your needs in detail call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the contact form below:

New Globalstar 9600 Wi-Fi Router For Your GSP-1700/1600 Satphone

Check Email from Your Smartphone with Globalstar 9600

Check Email From Your Smartphone using the Globalstar Satellite Network

Now you can connect your existing smartphone to a Globalstar phone using Wi-Fi to send and receive email. The new Globalstar 9600 mini-WiFi router allows you to create a satellite hotspot using your GSP-1700, GSP-1600, or GSP-2900 satellite phones. Any Wi-Fi enabled device is compatible using the iOS or Android Sat-Fi app.  The 9600 supports up to 8 connected data devices but does not allow phone calls.

Globalstar 9600 is Small, Portable, and Affordable

Globalstar 9600 Satellite Mini-WiFi RouterThe 9600 weighs only 2 oz, is about 2.5 inches square, and provides up to 4 hours of use. It includes a Micro-USB for charging, standard USB, and Ethernet ports. It is 802.11b/g/n with a WiFi range of about 30 feet. At $149.99 it is an affordable accessory for any Globalstar phone.

Comparison Chart of Globalstar Sat-Fi and 9600

Below is a summary of the features of the Sat-Fi and the 9600 satellite hotspots.

Features of Sat-Fi and 9600

The 9600 includes an AC/DC power supply, international plug kit, quick start guide, 1 voucher for Sat-Fi use, and cable for a GSP-1700. Contact us for optional GSP-1600 or GSP-2900 cables.

9600 Sat-Fi App Price ChartAdditional vouchers for data users requiring separate emails can obtain them on the Sat-Fi microsite. Three day codes are free and longer periods are available for a nominal fee.

Download 9600 data sheet and Apple iOs or Android user guides.

Motorola MOTOTRBO Trade-in Promo Extended Until 12/31/14

Save up to $2000 on digital radiosMotorola Solutions announced their MOTOTRBO DMR Digital Trade-in Promotion that runs until the end of the year. The promo requires purchases in increments of 10 radios on the same invoice.

The promotion really benefits existing XPR 6000 portable and XPR 4000 users by offering a $200 per unit trade-in. If you have first generation MOTOTRBO radios that are out of warranty this is a good opportunity to refresh your fleet. Depot repairs are approximately $300 and they can add up quickly. Not to mention the loss of employee productivity.

Trade-in allowances are based on the MOTOTRBO tier purchased. Almost any business band or cellular phone with PTT is eligible and are worth up to $125 each.

New XPR 6000 and XPR 4000 series purchases are not eligible for this promotion. These models have become less popular since the introduction of the XPR 7000/5000 and will probably end production next year.

A $150 rebate offer is available to end users for every (6) CP200d, CM200d, CM300d, XPR 2500, or XPR 3000 series radios purchased on a single order.

Calculate your trade-in value

For a price quote call our Dover office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below:

 

New Motorola APX XP Remote Microphone for Law Enforcement

Compatible with APX 7000, 6000, 4000, 3000, 1000, SRX 2200

Motorola Solutions introduced a new thin remote speaker microphone designed for law enforcement, transit police, and ems personnel. The new IMPRES XP RSM uses dual microphone noise suppression technology like the XE RSM designed for firefighters. It is expected to start shipping in September.

Two Styles – IP68 Submersible or IP55 with 3.5mm Threaded JackNMN6271, NMN6274 XP RSM

The NMN6271 model has a Delta T submersible IP68 rating allowing it to survive under 2 meters of water for two hours. This microphone can be scrubbed with soap and water if needed.

Or…choose the NMN6274 with a IP55 rating that can handle a heavy rain storm but includes a 3.5mm threaded jack.

Both models include an orange emergency button, volume toggle, and one programmable button.

There are also 2 models on the roadmap for the Motorola XTS 5000, XTS 2500, and XTS 1500 due for release later this year.

Motorola Cancels ASTRO XTS 2500 and XTS 1500 Models

No More XTS Radio Orders After October 31, 2014XTS Model Cancellation

Motorola Solutions has published an intent-to-cancel notice for ASTRO 25 XTS 2500 and XTS 1500 radio models. The last day to order is 10/31/14 and requested ship dates are not permitted after November 30, 2014. No accessories are being cancelled and depot repair support will continue for 5 more years.

Popular APX Platform is the Recommended Replacement for XTS

APX P25 TDMA RadiosThe recommended replacements for the XTS 2500/1500 models include the APX 6000, 4000, and the new 1000 series.The P25 APX 4000 has a rugged XE version available and a new “2 knob” option will be available in the next few months. The APX 1000 also has P25 TDMA capability in a smaller form factor at a lower cost. For the largest selection of accessories please visit our APX online store for batteries, chargers, carrying cases, and audio enhancements.